Adopt-A-Roadway

Cleaning up in Cranberry!
Our Adopt-A-Roadway program will mark its 22nd year in 2019. Volunteers are individual Township residents, family and neighborhood groups, Township-based business owners and their employees, and members of local organizations.

The program is responsible for clearing debris from approximately 30 miles of the Township’s connector road network at least twice a year. Altogether, 22 groups – businesses, families, clubs and associations – have committed to cleaning their section of roadway. Sections range from half a mile to nearly two miles in length. Some groups do it more frequently than others. But their work is limited to a three month window in the spring and fall.

Our Adopt-A-Roadway program collects, on average, over 230 full bags of litter, and exceeds 400 participating volunteer hours annually. Between 1997 and 2016, more than 4,800 bags of litter was collected.  Including -  scrap metal, wood, pipe, plastic, carpeting, wire, cardboard, tires, wheels, gas tanks, toilets, computers, light bulbs, bowling balls, hockey sticks, mufflers, hubcaps, a bed frame, signs, washing machines, a plastic sandbox, buckets, antennas, aquariums, mailboxes, a car hood, a truck tailgate, a saxophone case, brooms, a portable baby crib, stereos, disc brakes, and an electric motor.

Volunteers are issued safety vests, traffic warning signs, pickup tongs, garbage bags, and other necessities by the  Public Works Department. A list of safety precautions is reviewed with each participating entity. Signs acknowledging the adoptive organization are posted along their roadway.

Roads become available for adoption when new roadways are added or when participating organizations leave the program.

Current Volunteers 

Call: 724-776-4806 x 1500

  • To schedule a clean-up
  • To arrange safety equipment pick-up
  • To request trash and litter pick up

Sponsors 

A minimum two year commitment is required to be a sponsoring organization, business, family or individual, with a minimum of one Spring and one Fall organized clean-up each year. For more information on participating in the program contact the Adopt-A-Roadway Coordinator, Barby Osterrieder,Cranberry Township Public Works (724) 776-4806 x 1500, 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Our wait list is always open. If you would like to join the wait list, please complete the Adopt-A-Roadway Application.

Current Roadway Sponsors

     
Progress Ave. Cranberry Women's Club September 1998
Burke Rd. The Pindroh Family January 1999
Commonwealth Dr. Girl Scout Troop 24131 October 2014
Darlington Rd. The Lawver Family September 2008
Old Route 19 Louis Zona, CPA June 1999
Executive & Thomson Park Dr. BC3 Cranberry Campus August 1998
Powell Rd. (Rochester to Freedom) Young Bros. Tae Kwon Do October 2012
Unionville Rd. (Aberdeen to Glen Eden) Manheim Pittsburgh October 2012
Haine School Rd. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints December 2004
Mars Rd. Lowe's #653 Commercial Sales March 2002
Hope & Woodlawn Rds. Karen & Gary Gajdzik November 2010
Ehrman/Old Ehrman Rds. Boy Scouts Troop 403 September 1998
Glen Rape Rd. The Hardman Family May 2000
Goehring Rd. The Graf Family May 1999
Marshall Rd. Grace Community Church September 1999
Peters Rd. Boy Scout Troop 404 September 1998
Unionville (Rt. 19-Aberdeen) & Ogle View Rds. ALLY May 2017
Graham School Rd. Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. October 2012
Bear Run Rd. Plains Presbyterian Church November 1999
North Boundary Rd. Cranberry Twp. EMS October 1997
Powell Rd. (Rochester to Glen Eden) Oak Grove Lutheran Church April 2009
Freshcorn Rd. The Davis Family August 1999